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Windows 7: Printing pdf-files

25 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Printing pdf-files

Used to print pdf-files but suddenly can not. Otherwise my HP LaserJet 1018 works fine. Have checked the drivers, restarted the computer, etc. But still cannot print pdf-files (which worked quite recently...)
Really appreciate any suggestions...

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26 Dec 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP


Uninstall Adobe Reader and install the latest version from the official Adobe site, avoiding any crapware it offers to add in. Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions

There should be no reason a good install of Reader should not print just like any other file type.
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26 Dec 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Yeah, Adobe has their own "crapware" to add. Be sure to read the entire install screens; even from Adobe.
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26 Dec 2013   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Hello Roffe. Welcome to Seven Forums.

As gregrocker said...
"There should be no reason a good install of Reader should not print just like any other file type."

However, there are PDF readers that are not so big as Adobe's PDF Reader:

Printing pdf-files-adobe.png

And that Reader's reported size does not add up to its real size :-(

Sumatra PDF reader is not for everyone. If you need to type inside a PDF, then Sumatra is not for you,

Printing pdf-files-1040.png

More info here: Free PDF Reader - Sumatra PDF

There are plenty of alternatives to Adobe's reader. Alternatives that don't try to do so much and therefore are less prone to security flaws.

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26 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

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26 Dec 2013   #6

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Foxit is a good choice too.

A bit big at about 100MB - but you can type inside of PDFs.

And Foxit still has this issue:

Printing pdf-files-foxit.png

One workaround can be found here:
foxit reader error message

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26 Dec 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)

Another good freeware PDF viewer is PDF-XChange Viewer. You can annotate and OCR for free as well.
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